Do you know your special senses?

All the senses:  vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch originate in organs called receptors, specialized to continually instruct the brain about the body’s condition and environment.  Sense receptors respond to stimuli in the environment by initiating a chain of electrochemical nerve impulses that travel on particular neuronal pathways to regions of the brain that analyze the signals and induce any part of the body.  It is the innate intelligence of the body that decodes the signals to respond to the needs of the body at that precise moment.

Usually we filter out 99% of the sights, sounds, and other sensations around us because they do not seem significant or threatening.  If we did not, the sensory overload would drive us crazy!



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